Women in Business & Law
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Women in Business & Law
Connectivity, Collaboration & Community

Presented by Corporate Counsel Business Journal

This one-day virtual event is geared towards senior-level women in legal, legal operations, finance and business. This event is pending CLE-eligibility.
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Tuesday, November 17 • 4:20pm - 5:20pm
Innovations in Talent Development, Mentoring and Sponsorship

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While Mentorship and Sponsorship are uniquely different, they are both imperative for driving talent development. The mentor-mentee is a two-way, give-and-take relationship. A sponsor is less about the details of professional development as the sponsor is a professional champion.
  • Mentoring: Open Forum for Professional Guidance
    • Safe Professional Space
      • Be authentic, vulnerable
      • Different perspective re: "criticism"
      • New window(s) on opportunity
    • Listening: Hold, Deep, Participatory
    • Mentee: Set Goals, Pace, Tone
      • Ambition is not a dirty word
      • Career goals v. life aspirations
    • Mentor:
      • Commitment to assist
      • Active interest in the mentee as an individual
      • Value of your own professional (& personal) experience
    • Give-&-Get: mutual trust, respect & nurturing
    • Time-bound
  • Mentoring: Take Action: Launching a women’s mentoring group: for women, by women
  • Cross-Purposes of Mentorship & Sponsorship:
    • Talent: Identify, develop, promote
    • Mentors can evolve into sponsors

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Lisa Cleary

Co-Chair and Managing Partner, Patterson Belknap
Lisa Cleary, Patterson Belknap’s Co-Chair and Managing Partner, works closely with a broad range of corporations and tax-exempt organization clients on employment issues related to their highest level executives and other key employees. A thoughtful strategist, she brings valuable... Read More →
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Nicole Kelsey

General Counsel and Secretary, Amyris
Nicole Kelsey joined Amyris, the innovative bioscience company, as General Counsel and Secretary, in August 2017. In her second public company General Counsel role, Ms. Kelsey brings her expertise in international M&A and complex commercial transactions, U.S. securities laws, and... Read More →
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Sandra Leung

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Sandy Leung is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. She leads the worldwide Law Department and is responsible for a wide range of legal areas including intellectual property, commercial and regulatory law, litigation, corporate governance... Read More →
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Sara Rubenstein

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Continental Ventures
Ms. Rubenstein has extensive experience in the Real Estate and Construction industries, where she has achieved a broad range of legal and business knowledge regarding all facets of real estate finance, development, sales and acquisitions, and operations. In her role as General Counsel... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2020 4:20pm - 5:20pm EST
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